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Last week we asked you what you think of sponsored posts on social networks What Do You Think Of Sponsored Posts On Social Networks? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Do You Think Of Sponsored Posts On Social Networks? [MakeUseOf Poll] You can see these on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and many other platforms, where companies pay to have their content appear in a prominent place on our feed. Granted, it’s not the only way to place... Read More . Looking at this poll’s results, the only bottom line I can reach is that you guys don’t really care about this at all. With only 135 people voting in this poll, the low number really speaks for itself. It seems that sponsored posts are not really an issue. Still, 135 of you did vote, so let’s take a look at what you had to say.

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This week’s poll question is: How Many Devices That Can Connect To The Internet Do You Own?

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Don’t forget to detail in the comments which devices you own. Do you have a lamp with an Internet connection? Tell us all about it!

  1. Randall T
    May 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I currently own a laptop, a blu-ray player, two phones (one a gsm and the other a cdma) a handheld gaming device, a desktop and a home gaming console. so 7 in total. most of which are connected to the internet at any given time

  2. Akhil Kumar
    May 14, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Just 3 device in our family. My dad's Thinkpad, an HP Mini Netbook and a Karbonn A15 Smartphone. This seems to be enough, for now.

  3. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    May 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    A desktop, a laptop, and two phones (not today's smartphones! Remember WAP?).
    Tame enough, I think.

  4. Hardik Patel
    May 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I have four devices that connect to internet. They are 2 computer and 2 phones

  5. harley
    May 9, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I have two desktops, two laptops, one tablet, one netbook, an e reader and a smartphone.

  6. Mahomed Aboo
    May 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I have 10 laptops, 2 iPhones, an iPad, a Kindle Fire, and 8 smartphones (3 Blackberrys, 3 HTCs, Samsung Note, and a Nokia)

  7. TJOzzie
    May 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I'm with Scott. I'm an IT tech (have been for over 30 years) and I have 3, only one of which I use for internet access. My laptop, my (not so smart) phone, and my first generation Nook. Why would I need to be any more connected than that? ...To tell my 'friends' what I ate for lunch? Really?

  8. Steve Costello
    May 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    1 smartphone, 2 laptops, 2 desktops, Roku box, 2 kindles (8 total)

  9. Carol Foltz
    May 7, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Three people in my household have: six PCs (3 laptops, 3 desktops, but two of those are not currently being used), a Kindle Fire, a Wii and an Xbox. Technically some of our cell phones can access the Internet, but we don't use them for that.

  10. wolfspider
    May 7, 2013 at 3:05 am


    Self-Built Desktop PC (Windows 7)


    Early 2011 Macbook Pro (OS X Mountain Lion)
    Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 (Ubuntu 12.04)
    Dell Inspiron N5050 (Windows 7/CentOS dual boot)
    Powerbook G4 (OS X Tiger)


    Asus Eee PC 1001PXD Netbook (Arch Linux)
    Asus Eeec PC 1005HA Netbook (Windows XP)


    iPad A1396 (iOS 6.1.3)


    Galaxy SIII knock-off (from a Chinese company whose name I can't read) (Android Ice Cream Sandwich)

  11. Lee Miller
    May 7, 2013 at 2:14 am

    2 desktops, 1 iPad 2, 2 iPhones (ver. 4 & 5)

  12. JOHN
    May 7, 2013 at 1:30 am

    semi-smart phone. android tablet, android netbook desttop and dvd/blueray player
    oh wait does the other router I got to hook up to an antenna and get long range .9mi free wifi count?

  13. Judith
    May 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    As for me personally, six. In my home including two other people's stuff.....uh, I do believe there are over 14 things in the home that tap the
    That is just way too much stuff....

  14. Art
    May 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Samsung Stratosphere (smartphone), TV, two notebooks, iPad (v1 - grrr!) 3 PCs.

  15. Iain
    May 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Ok guys talk about a silly quesetion:

    How many devices do you own that can connect to the intenet:

    0 <-------Who is going to say zero if that were the answer how on *earth* are they reading and responding to this poll, suppose it might be someone else's device they're using....but I doubt it!

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      May 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Internet cafe? I know I did.

      • Yaara Lancet
        May 12, 2013 at 6:54 am

        You answered 0 Lisa? Do you not own any device that can connect to the Internet?

      • Yaara Lancet
        May 12, 2013 at 6:55 am

        Oh, I guess you answered the poll from an Internet cafe. :)

        • Lisa Santika Onggrid
          May 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

          Let me clarify. That answer was written when I was sleepy and it's really vague. Currently I own 4 such devices. I used to read MUO from internet cafe.

  16. null
    May 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Even though I have multiple devices, I rarely look at them all as tools to access the internet. With my smartphone, it's a communication device; my iPad is my new library. In fact my laptop is the only device I use to surf the web (too long since I used this phrase).

  17. Jonathan
    May 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    30. Wow, didn't realize we were so connected until I stated adding it all up.

    4 Desktop Computers, 3 BluRay Players, 3 Roku Boxes, 3 laptops, 3 Smartphones, 2 iPads, 2 Android Tablets, 2 iTouch, 2 DSiXLs, 1 Sharp Smart TV, 1 netbook, 1 Wii, 1 Automobile, 1 Wireless Printer, 1 Clear Spot...

    ...and a partridge in a pear tree (not actually connected to the internet...)

  18. Vishal Srivastava
    May 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Hmm, I went through a lot of the comments and most of them own at least 5-7 devices that connect to the internet. Personally, I own a lot fewer devices- 1 Samsung Galaxy Y Android smartphone (Low End with Gingerbread), a HP Pavilion a6540in desktop (modified) and a Dell Inspiron laptop but I feel that these devices suit all my needs to connect to the internet. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Tablet and Phablet form factors and most of the time, I carry my laptop around. So, I can connect to the internet using my laptop and don't need either a high end phone or a tablet/phablet. My desktop acts as a personal home NAS when not connected to the internet. Its used for browsing otherwise (usually by my parents). My laptop is quite new and has good hardware. I have multiple OS running on it (using VirtualBox, I've Ubuntu GNOME 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Backtrack, ArchLinux, Fedora and Linux Mint along with my Windows 7 host) and almost all are regularly used to connect to the internet. If suppose, I have Ubuntu Gnome running, I'll fire up firefox from there rather than using Chrome on my Windows 7.
    Another device will soon add to the list- either BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi.
    Devices owned-3
    Places to connect the internet from- many

  19. carie
    May 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

    1 wireless printer
    2 smart phones (smasung s3 and note 2)
    2 laptops
    1 playstation 3
    1 panasonic tv (not currently connected as I use the ps3 to stream)
    1 galaxy tab (currently broken :-( )

    I tend not to keep old tech or tech I no longer use. I probably will not bother to fix the tab and throw it out soon, as the note meets I my needs in the tablet department. The two laptops are for work and play as I prefer to keep things separate. The ps3 took hours and hours to set up as a functional media centre, which is probably why I have not ditched it, but truth is I have not used it for its intended gaming function ever. That said the TV is not wireless so the hassle of connecting it to the router makes the PS3 ever so slightly worthwhile. As I am pretty organised on the tech side, my current resolution is to not buy any more for a good while to come.... so no S4 this year!

  20. likefunbutnot
    May 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Counting only the devices I actually use: Three desktops, two file servers, three notebooks. Smart TV, Roku, Boxee, AppleTV, PCH-300, WD TV Live, LG Smart TV upgrader. Five Android tablets. One e-reader. Two Android phones. One ipad. And my router, which is a little atom-based PC.

    I also have all the current consoles and probably a half dozen old Thinkpads and two or three older smartphones that I could probably at least get to open up a browser given the incentive to plug them in and make them work.

    25 or maybe "more than 30". For one person. Which is probably a little excessive.

  21. JonasEikeland
    May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    *8 devices

  22. Md Mukhtar Mohsin
    May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Well i am here with least number that is only 1. A simple custom made desktop in less Rs. 25,000 that is near about $455.

    Note-The question is about how many devices you own not your family own.I can see many people here concluding all devices of their family.

  23. JonasEikeland
    May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I've got
    an HTC One X
    a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1
    a PlayStation Vita
    a PlayStation 3
    a Samsung R530 computer
    a Samsung 3-series computer
    an HP Photosmart C5100 series wireless printer
    and a Nintendo 3DS

    Summing that up I've got 7 devices that can connect to the internet

  24. Pooky Joralyn
    May 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I have 3: an 8-year-old ThinkPad, a new Lenovo laptop, and my Nokia E90 :D

  25. Dhaval p
    May 6, 2013 at 6:26 am

    i have 1 workstation, 1 smart TV (LG) plus 2 phones ( Samsung ace duos and Nokia 5130) so total 4 device and also if you are counting router in that then they are 5.......

  26. Matt Vallis
    May 6, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Personally I own 4, my Kindle, smartphone, laptop and desktop. But in our household we have 3 desktops, 3 laptops, 5 smartphones, an ipod touch, an ipad, my kindle and ipad and a Telstra T-box. Never realised how many devices we owned before.

  27. Va Du
    May 6, 2013 at 4:42 am

    8 that I use on a daily basis and 50+ if I count older tech devices I still have. When and If Skynet or the Machine decide to target me I think I'm screwed.

  28. Jbenjimin
    May 6, 2013 at 3:41 am

    14 total that I am responsible for. 2 iPads, iPhone, Nook, Wii, BluRay player, netbook, 2 desktops (1 windows, 1 Ubuntu), DSi XL, 3 Nettops running XBMC (living room and one in each kids bedroom)and a Windows Home Server.

    Additionally in the family there are 3 more Windows PCs and 3 Chromebooks, one of each for the wife and 2 kids, my wifes iPhone and each kid has an iPod touch, a nook, and a DSiXL.

    So 24 devices in the family total.

  29. Matt Thompson
    May 6, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Nexus 4, Note II, laptop, PC, PS3, XBOX360, Logitech Revue, and an ASUS Transformer Pad.

    7 things.

  30. Alex Downs
    May 6, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Let me see off the top of my head i can think of 9 devices. My computer, my current laptop, my older laptop I use for testing different Linux distros on, My Sony Tablet S (the one before it was rebranded as the Xperia tablet), my LG G2X smartphone, my PS3, Nintendo Wii, 3DS, and my first generation Nook. Thank god for WiFi, Ethernet, and 4G. As far as a magic number in concerned I'd say enough device you don't blow a fuse is a healthy amount. Slowly more and more our device and lives are being integrated into the internet, which sounds a lot more singularity-ques then I meant to, but it's true.

  31. Chris Marcoe
    May 6, 2013 at 1:10 am

    In my family of wife, 18 YO daughter, 16 YO gamer son, 8 YO daughter, and myself, I'm not sure I can count high enough to number how many items we have that can connect to the internet. But I'll try: 4 Phones. 7 computers (3 desktops, 1 Raspberry Pi, and 3 laptops). 3 Bluray players. 1 Wii, 1 Xbox 360. 2 iPods. 1 TV. 1 car (Nissan Leaf connects and DLs a lot of data to my phone and to Nissan). 2 tablets (1 Nook and 1 Kindle). 1 3ds. 1 modem/router. And a Printer. So, I think that is it. Though, I'm not counting 2 different computers I use at school nore either of the desktops I have is various states of disrepair. So, the total is 23 items for a family of 5.

    It seems like a lot, but its really not. Everything is based on individuals. The computers and the Blurays and the car are family items. the rest are individuals. Phones and that sort of thing.

    I spend my days, normally, sitting at a computer watching Testout Labsims. So, it would seem that I spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer. But, as a Boy Scout leader, when we go camping, we set down the rule that no one brings their electronics. The adults will have phones, but they usually stay in the car in case there is an emergency.

    It's amazing how peaceful it is without a phone ringing or beeping every hour or more. It seems like electronics are my life. Yet, my life is best when I don't have then around.

  32. Arron Walker
    May 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    9... though I am trying to sell 2 of them. One is an old netbook I no longer use, one is a broken netbook I own from from a friend, it simply needs a new hard drive.

    The others are one desktop, two laptops, one phone, one tablet, one Xbox 360 and a Nintendo Wii.

    If we expand to devices in the house, other than I own personally, you can add another seven to that. You know, I never actually realised how many I actually had.

  33. Dave Thomas
    May 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    My wife, son, and I own 4 laptop PC's, 8 desktop PC's, 3 smartphones, a DVR, a Blu-Ray player, a Kindle Fire, and four wireless printers that connect to the internet.
    22 in all.

    Incidentally we have to have two different internet providers to handle the load.

  34. Silent Myst
    May 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    1 compaq notbook, 1 macbookpro 13", 1 apple desktop, 1 HP laptop, 3 ipod 2nd gens, 1 ipad, 2 Wiis, and 1 wireless printer. 10 devices in all.

  35. Abdallah Hodieb
    May 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    My PC , my Download box PC , 2 Laptops , Kindle , Android Tablet , 2 Smart phones , Arduino board with Ethernet.
    9 Devices at least.

  36. Guillermo Aguilar
    May 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    3 Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, 1 MacBook Pro, 1 Toshiba laptop, 1 Motorola Nextel smartphone.

  37. David S.
    May 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I have 1 iPhone 4, 1 iPhone 3GS, 5 iPhone 3G's I use as iPods, 1 iPod Touch, 4 iPads, 5 Mac laptops, 4 Mac Minis, 1 QuadCore G5, 3 wireless access points and 1 AppleTV. Crap - I have 26 devices. I should use Gazelle.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      May 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

      All of them for personal use? Impressive.

  38. Joe Ohio
    May 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Nine that I can think of...

    Google TV
    Galaxy Note 2
    Evo 4G (free 2nd line for rooted wi fi tethering)
    Another EVO 4G (worth more as feature packed GPS unit than its eBay price)
    Cricket Muve (promotional deal, feature packed MP3 player)
    Mybook cloud storage 3TB
    My girlfriend (interpret as you wish)

  39. Jack Giebel
    May 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    My Droid Bionic, 3 other smart phones, 5 laptops, 1 desktop, 1 wireless printer, 2 server, 3 tablets, Wii, smart Blue-Ray player and 3 internet connected set to boxes. All served by a crappy Verizon supplied router causing a huge bottle neck on our 75/50 internet. That makes 20, deprived internet connected devices. Only reason the old router is still there is it has to provide the programming information for the cable.

  40. Scott
    May 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm


  41. Gingernuts73
    May 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Personally. I have the laptop, the phone, the kindle, the Xbox. Other half has a phone and a laptop.

    Total of 6 then??

  42. Benke Eriksson
    May 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Well I got my phone (xperia s) my girlfriend phone (iphone 4s), Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, my Playstation 3 and last but not least we´ve just got our radio in the bathroom that´s Wi-Fi enabled so we stream from our Spotify account. I think that´s all hehe

  43. Flavio
    May 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Currently I own 4 smartphones (ASUS Padfone 2, BlackBerry Z10, Sony Xperia T, Nokia Lumia 800), 1 tablet (HTC Flyer), 2 notebook PCs, 1 Wireless Printer, 1 Internet Radio receiver, so that makes it 9; plus a bunch of other devices I temporarily own for testing reasons.

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